Posted by: helldriversmovie | September 8, 2008

Hell Drivers wins Golden Wheel award, attracts Paris Hilton wannabees

Hearty thanks to the International Reel Wheel Film Festival for awarding us their “Golden Wheel” trophy for best feature documentary!

The automotive-themed film festival, based at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa, had to scurry for more folding chairs to accommodate the sudden surge in stunt fans.

Reel Wheel takes place during the famous Knoxville Nationals race week, when the population of tiny Knoxville Iowa triples from about 8,000 to 25,000.

It was amusing to see our theater audience organically form around the historic sprint cars anchoring every nook and cranny of the museum:

Stunt gorilla King Kong Knievel, as usual, was a hit with the photo-ops:

King Kong Knievel also surprisingly was a hit with teenage girls — who traditionally have not made up the core audience of “Hell Drivers,” perhaps due to our lack of a Hannah Montana soundtrack.

The young lady primping on the left clearly idolizes Paris Hilton more than Evel Knievel.

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